Zenabis is a market leader in cannabis cultivation, processing, and distribution. Zenabis serves medical patients in Canada with a diverse range of high quality medical cannabis products, offering to include distinctive products for the adult Canadian recreational consumer.
Our 400,000 square foot cultivation and production facility in Atholville, NB cultivates and processes dried cannabis into finished goods.
The Director of Facility Operations will have fiscal responsibility for staffing, cultivation, processing, production and distribution within the plant.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for the overall facility production targets, cost targets, cash flow and business goals and objectives.
The ongoing measurement and effectiveness of all processes in all departments
The identification and implementation of continuous improvements to processes and procedures for improving efficiency and effectiveness
The development and implementation of sophisticated and proven operating processes throughout the entire organization such as but not limited to :
Providing the necessary leadership and direction to support the ongoing Operating risk management cycle including : assessing performance to expectation on key operating KPI’s, communicating Regulatory and or Quality matters
Reviewing risk assessments and testing results, identifying control gaps, communicating any gaps to management and key personnel within the line of business, and ensuring management remediation plans have been implemented and progressing in a timely manner
Work proactively with the Division QAPs and management toward ensuring effective and efficient Operating risk management solutions are identified and implemented
Proactively collaborates with the Executive Team and Department Heads to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of the organization
Identifies critical talent requirements and works with key stakeholders to attract, recruit and retain the required talent and capabilities not currently in place to solidify the organizational structure necessary to support future growth
Prioritizes the recruitment and retention of A players and teams; continuously training, coaching and mentoring managers and team members to increase productivity, and their personal career development
Implements the necessary controls and processes to develop and promote subject matter expertise and professional knowledge transfer throughout the organization
Drives the development and implementation financial controls and procedures necessary to ensure proper management of resources, expenses, accurate, budgets, cost of goods calculations and overall performance against stated plans
Leads and supports the development and implementation of performance metrics to drive positive changes for all areas of the facility
The development and implementation of operating objectives, goals and KPI’s for each manager and operating department
Maintains the overall responsibility and accountability for building, promoting and sustaining Quality and Operating Management Systems as required by corporate standards and regulatory bodies
Ensure the facility complies with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements and, where appropriate, best practices
Maintains the overall responsibility and accountability for reporting to the company’s Executive Management Team on at least a quarterly basis in accordance with organizational requirements and updating the organization on Operating requirements and performance
Proactively assesses the impact of regulatory developments which could impact the collective operation and support the development of new control mechanisms
A Bachelor degree in Engineering or Business discipline preferred
10+ years of progressive experience in operations and production management, with experience in the perishable food, agri-business, pharmaceutical or beverage industry required.
Cannabis product production and processing experience strongly preferred.
Excellent communication skills
Strategic thinking with effective project management, facilitation and presentation skills
Strong problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills and ability to develop working relationship with the business leaders within the company
Expert knowledge of Operating regulations and the regulatory environment in the context of Operating and risk management framework.
Applied knowledge of Good Production Practices & Good Manufacturing Practices
Experience in procurement, commissioning and qualification of manufacturing equipment and plant service equipment.
Knowledge of and experience in LEAN Manufacturing and Key Process Indicators (KPI’s), preference being given to experience in agribusiness
Strong knowledge and understanding of Provincial and Federal Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
Ability to deal with ambiguity and make decisions or recommendations based on incomplete or conflicting information
Effective team building skills
High degree of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality and trust around sensitive Operating issues
Demonstrated confidence in challenging mind-set, influencing business managers while developing / implementing innovative strategies and approaches to support the corporate goals.
Demonstrated ability to implement innovative tactics and encourage others to demonstrate creative approaches
Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate complex information clearly and persuasively to create engagement and support across multiple levels within the organization.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Security Clearance may be requested for this position
Salaried Position : Monday Friday, 8 am 5 pm.
This position will require after hours or extended hours based on activity